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winner of the second largest jackpot in u.s. history. but the identity of the new millionaire is still a mystery. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning. it's thursday, december 19. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this morning. it's time to get a look at traffic and weather. we'll begin with all important forecast for the weekend. here's lawrence. >> we have some changes coming our way and, of course, some windy conditions out the door this morning. if you are driving out there, be careful both hands on the wheel. the winds are whipping outside especially over the mountaintops this afternoon. could see some of those gusts to 60 miles per hour. we have already seen gusts down below in some of the valleys over 30 miles per hour and it will continue throughout the day today. in fact, checking out some of the winds now you have some gusty winds in toward half moon bay at 22. now at 16 in san francisco. 12 miles per hour into berkeley as you move further north some stronger winds you can see the reds and oranges over the mountaintops. those are some very strong winds developing there now.
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this afternoon, we'll see a cool windy condition at the coastline. mostly sunny inside the bay temperatures in the 50s. 56 degrees in pacifica. 57 in concord. 58 in san jose. all right. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. things are looking good. we showed you those east bay drive times earlier. we'll show you the south bay drive times right now and this is what it looks like. obviously, very quiet conditions right now if you are traveling the guadalupe parkway, 280 through downtown towards cupertino is 11 minutes and 101 coming up from morgan hill so far no delay traffic moving at the speed limit including for silicon valley drives. that's a live look at westbound 237 heading towards sunnyvale. that roadwork should be cleared right about now right around 5:00 when they expect to re- open lanes new york between 23rd and downtown oakland. chp has a couple of wind advisories in effect issued around midnight. this is the bay bridge, there's one for the bay bridge toll plaza and the san mateo bridge.
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westbound 580 still looks good. we are starting to see a few yellow sensors popping up through the livermore valley and bart is all on time. in fact, more than 30 trains systemwide, no delays. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. we are following some breaking news now. a car ignited this fireball when it crashed into a gas pump at a gas station in east oakland this morning. it happened just before 2:30 at a 76 station on 98th and edith avenues. it took firefighters two hours to put out the flames. the gas pump was crushed and knocked on its side and the front of the car was wrecked. the driver was carried off in a stretcher. no word on the extent of his injuries. there is developing news overnight. 40million credit and debit cards could have been compromised across the country at retail giant target. kpix 5's kiet do is in san jose with the story. good morning, kiet. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. this affects anybody who shops at target in person from the wednesday before thanksgiving up until this week.
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that is november 27th up until december 15th. this information is according to krebs on security. this is a respected industry blog. the crooks gained access to the data on the magnetic strips from the credit card machines themselves in nearly all stores nationwide. it didn't appear to affect online shoppers. now, with that card information, the crooks can potentially create counterfeit cards and if they were somehow to intercept your p.i.n. number, then they could potentially withdraw cash from atms with those fake cards. sounds like the actual payment software was hacked with a piece of malware or some other kind of security breach in the credit card processing itself. that's uncommon. >> your address, date of birth, social security number. so once they access that, it's very easy for them to open up other credit cards or gift cards. >> reporter: now, target says they are moving swiftly to try and resolve this working with authorities and they have even
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hired a third party forensics team to figure out how this all happened. they apologize and they regret any inconvenience this may have caused to customers. >> this is huge! i mean, 40 million credit cardholders. what should people do if they were affected or think they might be affected? >> reporter: yeah. target has set up a phone number. i think we can put that phone number up on the screen there. it says if you notice any kind of irregular activity on your bank account, call them. >> there's the number. we'll have it for you later in the newscast. thank you, kiet do in san jose. four masked men armed with semi-automatic guns staged a brutal home invasion that put one man in the hospital. it happened yesterday evening at a home on poplar road on the southeast side of vacaville. police say the four suspects tied up through men and two women inside the home. they shot one man and pistol- whipped another victim. solano county deputies say they demanded some specific items and the two white men and two
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black men took off possibly in a silver toyota camry. a strip mall is left in ruins after a fire in the los angeles suburb of hawthorne. the fire apparently started in a liquor store about 8:45 last night. two roofs collapsed as the fire spread through the attic to other businesses. the fire department backed off when it was clear they couldn't save the mall. the bart board has more contract disputes to deal with when it meets this morning. one of them involves language in a deal with one of the smaller unions. it's about a cost-saving provision. a tentative agreement has a different starting date for the smaller union than for the two larger ones. the board is also dealing with a disputed part of the contract for those bigger unions. pg&e could be fined as much as $17 million over a pipeline problem on the peninsula. this morning, the puc will decide on the fine and what it will be. it involves pg&e records on two pipelines in san carlos and millbrae. pg&e reported the lines to be
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seamless but a gas leak revealed that they do in fact have welds. the busted bolts on the eastern span of the bay bridge have been permanently fixed. caltrans says it finished the work this morning putting steel saddles on 32 bolts that had snapped. there's still some work to be done like touchups and paint, but the big part of the project is done. caltrans says the bridge was safe before an remains safe in the event of a major earthquake. >> we achieved the seismic safety that we needed to open the bridge by putting in those shims, those steel wedges, to get the bridge open on labor day weekend. and so basically, this just now -- we have that seismic safety. it's on a permanent basis as opposed to temporary. >> it cost about $25 million to fix the bolts. caltrans is still testing other bolts on the span to make sure there are no more problems. "covered california" is scrambling to correct a technical problem that left blank spaces in eligibility notices mailed out to nearly 114,000 households.
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this comes just days ahead of the application deadline on monday. a spokesman said the botched notices were mailed between november 22 and december 7. san francisco city officials are investigating the collapse of a home undergoing renovations in twin peaks. remember we showed that to you earlier this week. the house's owner a former building inspection commissioner was reportedly in a dispute with his neighbors over the expansion plans for the house. the owner was in the process of replacing the 800-square-foot home with a 5100-square-foot home. the city plans to do an analysis of the property which includes conducting destructive testing. in other headlines around the bay, bottled water may be soon hard to find in public areas in san francisco. a city supervisor proposed the ban on selling them at events on public property with more than 100 people. that includes parts, concerts, large events, parks, even food trucks. it would require tap water be made available instead.
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the legislation could be up for a hearing late next month. and plans for a commuter rail station near the sonoma county airport is moving forward. the sonoma-marin area rail transit or "smart" approved plans and funding for the station yesterday. the station is expected to be operational when the new rail syste ly under construction begins service in about three years. the mega millions jackpot winner isn't coming forward yet but we know who else won. he is thuy nyugen, the owner of the store where the ticket was sold. he bought the store four months ago. he gets one million dollars for selling the big winner. >> i feel my life is good, how god give it for me, yeah, i go church every week and i -- i believe if i'm doing good, things good come. so i'm happy with my life. [ laughter ] >> he is happy now. he is married, has three
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children and he came to america as a teenager. the san jose winner will share the big jackpot with a woman in georgia. ira curry already collected her prize in atlanta. she says she used family birthdays to pick the right numbers and she decided to take the money all at once about $120 million. good for her. 5:09. a duck dynasty star is suspended from the show. the controversial comments keeping him off the air. plus -- >> it's like my dream. >> taking a step toward hope. the after-school program inspiring kids in one of the bay area's poorest neighborhoods. >> storm system dropping into the bay area overnight not bringing us any rainfall but kick up those winds outside. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and it is all about the high winds this morning for your morning drive. chp issued several wind advisories. we'll tell you where they are coming up. but first, we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe
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anything before it crashed. that's according to rash late the porsche paul walker and
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his friend were in had no mechanical problems or hit anything before it crash according to investigators. it killed the "fast & furious" star and his friend when it slammed into a pole in southern california. investigators are waiting to meet with porsche engineers before ruling on how fast the car may have been going. one of the most popular characters on duck dynasty is being pulled off the show indefinitely. in a recent magazine interview, phil robertson compared homosexuality with bestiality. a&e said it was disappointed to read the comments and this his beliefs do not reflect the views of the network. duck dynasty is trending on twitter this morning as well as dennis rodman. he arrived in north korea for his third visit. stock surge, dow up nearly 300 for another record high. jennifer lawrence is trending. she is creating a lot of buzz for saying it should be illegal to call someone fat on tv. and hillary clinton the former secretary of state was named
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barbara walter's most fascinating person of 2013. you can follow us on twitter at #cbssf. also fascinating this morning, here's elizabeth wenger with the latest on traffic. liz? >> actually not that fascinating. there's nothing too interesting going on which is great if you got to get to work on time. we have been relatively incident-free so far this morning and mass transit is all on time more than 30 bart trains in fact all report, no delays. so we'll show you some south bay travel times now. you will see that that 280 commute past 101 heading towards cupertino still in the clear. and same thing with the guadalupe parkway. so now for silicon valley commuters, westbound 237 we have a camera to show you right now things look good leaving milpitas and all is quiet all the way out towards 101 as you head towards sunnyvale. the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland starting to get more crowded in those northbound lanes. just a heads up. news crews reported that that car that suv that ran into a
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gas station near 98th and edith, that intersection is still blocked off so avoid that off-ramp using the nimitz freeway. it happened just east of 880. so what we do have a couple of chp-issued wind advisories. lawrence is going to be talking much more about this in just a minute. but in the meantime, there are some wind advisories for the bay bridge and one for the san mateo bridge so be extra careful this morning. two hands on the steering wheel. you know the drill. all across the deck now things look good. traffic still moving at the limit even past the metering lights which are not on yet. westbound 580 beginning to slow a little bit out of tracy, some bunching up. 15 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. so talking about bart, all trains are on time. ferries a little later on, caltrain and ace train 1 still looks good out of central valley. if you have any questions about your morning drive once you hit the road and you have to turn us off, tune to kcbs radio 740- am and 106.9-fm. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence with your windy
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forecast. >> wind blowing around a little debris on the road coming into work so watch out for that today. winds will continue to howl off and off throughout the day especially over the mountaintops. high pressure building in kicking up winds. flurries in tahoe in truckee. so be prepared there. throughout the day, sunshine this afternoon, cool, breezy down below, windy over the mountaintops, and then less wind and more sunshine and slow warming as we head in toward the weekend. over sfo partly cloudy skies, 43 concord, 51 san francisco. 44 degrees in san jose. those winds kicking up. we have seen some gusts even down the valleys this morning over 30 miles per hour. high pressure though going to build in behind the system. then it's going to really send that low to the east. that means we are going to see nice weather toward the next few days. but today, yeah, be prepared. some snow in the high country. could see some showers into yosemite maybe even a couple of showers into fresno partly
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cloudy into sacramento, 56 degrees into monterey bay. those winds will continue to increase as we head throughout the morning. you can see a lot of the yellows, oranges, even the reds showing you some stronger winds expected by our computer models over the mountaintops but even the valleys it will be blustery at times. then toward tonight and tomorrow morning things calm down all around the bay area. so with that in mind, it looks like it be will be a blustery day today at times. 58 degrees in san jose. 57 in san mateo. east bay temperatures running up into the 50s also. then as you head inside the bay, well, looks like many of those temperatures again in the 50s although it's going to feel cool out there as we will see that wind whipping around a bit. all right, next couple of days, it looks like we'll return to high pressure and some warmer weather and, of course, as we look toward christmas, how about this? we are going to keep things nice and dry and mild. the upside of getting those winds, the air quality spectacular today. >> that's good. >> yeah. >> breathe easy. >> we needed it. >> thank you, lawrence. a blend of music and culture is propelling a group of bay area students towards successches and students are
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learning more than just the steps. teachers are using dance to teach the students respect for others and different cultures. that makes richmond college prep this week's "cool school." reporter: these elementary school school students are practicing their twirls and going over every step. ♪[ music ] >> performing is like my dream. >> reporter: this is the dance troupe at richmond college prep. >> the fans and the twirling is like my thing. then the shoes, yeah. i'm happy. i love high-heeled shoes. >> we're actually like lucky because some other kids don't have this in their school. and i think it's fun. >> reporter: three days a week, they practice the traditional mexican dance to perform at other schools and even hospitals for sick patients. some of the students have been
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dancing since preschool. >> discipline is physical activity is interaction, social interaction, conversation. >> reporter: dancing has been a part of the curriculum since the school opened its doors in 2004. 50% of the community is latino and 50% black. through dance, the two cultures are integrated. >> it shows kids to respect each other to get awrong with the opposite sex just become more friendly with people. >> reporter: richmond college prep is located in an area known for crime and violence. but students here are excelling and some of the success is attributed to after-school activities like dance. ♪[ music ] >> we are an oasis in the life of the students. students want to come here and we treat them with respect. >> i wish they had it like every school. if they did, it would be great. ♪[ music ] >> they have a lot of fun. what's cool about your school?
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you can email your nomination to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. all right. still ahead at 20 minutes after 5:00, alaska airlines is offering free priority boarding for certain passengers. why the price just might be too high for 49ers fans. and i'm dennis o'donnell. we have replacement for the injured fullback bruce miller and could stanford pull off a huge upset against uconn? coming up in a couple of minutes. >> and we're counting down to the 49ers' last regular season game at candlestick. watch it here on kpix 5 monday night followed by the "5th quarter" and "bye-bye baby," our special look back at the stick. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everybody. last night in connecticut, stanford going for its biggest win in the johnnie dawkins era trying to knock off undefeated huskies in their building. bob knight ugliest sweater in the country but it's christmas. give him a break. randall best player on the floor nailed the floater, stanford has the lead. then the layup, he had a game- high 22. one last chance for uconn down two points. 7 seconds left. nappier long three is -- is --
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oh, no good! stanford beats the top 25 team away from palo alto for the first time since 2008. usf and st. john's, johns can't even dribble the ball past half court. harrison lobs it for sampson. usf blown out by st. john's 81- 57. >> a. >> anthony dixon will take bruce miller's place in the starting line-up at fullback. earlier this year, dixon complained about lack of playing time and now will get the chance to block for his buddy frank gore, who can't get away from dixon right now. >> he complained about his playing time, now he gets to play. jim harbaugh one on one interview tonight in our 6:00 news. have a great day, everybody. our play of the day was the final play of the game between the charlotte bobcats and correspondent raptors. tied in overtime with one second left. walker takes the past and hits
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the buzzer beater from the baseline. it's the winning bucket. the bobcats win on the road. nice. look at it again. oh, we couldn't. oh, well. >> next hour. an a promotion may have 49ers fans thinking it's for the birds from alaska airlines. if you wear a russell wilson jersey you get priority boarding on any flight out of seattle. the over is good as long as the seahawks season. they hope it's through february. 49ers fans would like to end earlier. millions of shoppers may have had had their credit card information stolen. coming up, the latest on the target data breach next. >> plus, accusations of worker exploitation and blackmail. the uproar following the arrest and strip-search of an indian diplomat. >> crime has taken over the city of vallejo but resident, don't fear, wonder girl is here. we have an inspiring story. ,,,, good. good answer.
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weather ad libs a massive security breach at target. millions of credit card numbers may have been stolen. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. and hot on the heels of san francisco's batkid, wonder girl now will make a special appearance to help save the city of vallejo. we'll share this little girl's inspiring story coming up. >> storm system not bringing us rain but still cool winds outside. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and those winds still causing some issues for drivers this morning. we have a couple of wind advisories on your bridges. we'll tell you where, that's coming up. >> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, december 19. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank has the morning off.
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and we have developing news. a big data breach at target stores could have promised the credit and debit card information of millions of shoppers. kpix 5's kiet do is in san jose with the story. good morning, kiet. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. target finally saying that they are expecting nearly 40 million customers to be affected by this. the breach started on the wednesday before thanksgiving and went through to last sunday. so that is from november 27 to december 15. if you shopped in person in the store in that time, you might want to check your bank statements. reporter: the secret service is investigating a security breach that involves stolen credit and debit card information from potentially millions of target customers. >> i almost never use cash anymore. i almost use a credit card all the time so that's scary. >> reporter: krebs on security a closely watched security industry blog says the breach started on black friday and lasted until this week. the report states investigators believe thieves stole the data from credit card machines in
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almost all of target stores nationwide. >> sound like the actual payment software was hacked with a piece of malware or other kind of security breach in the credit card processing itself. that's not very common. >> reporter: the magnetic strips on credit and debit cards are full of information. your address, your date of birth, social security number. so once they access that, it's very easy for them to open up other credit cards or gift cards. american express says the company is aware of the incident and is putting fraud controls in place. visa and mastercard had no comment. target says the they are moving swiftly. they regret any inconvenience this might have caused. they are also working with authorities and they also hired a third party forensic team to figure out how it happened. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> boy, that's big. a lot of people could be affected. if you think you're one of them, call this number target's hotline:
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firefighters near big sur have made a lot of progress against a wildfire. over 800 acres have burned now in the los padres national forest. it's now 74% contained thanks to a break in the weather. so far, it's destroyed 22 buildings. 13 of them are houses. two firefighters have been slightly hurt. and redwood city officials are working with sims metal management to avoid future toxic fires. the scrap pile burned for hours on tuesday causing unhealthy air quality. the facility was just fined for a separate fire last month. the city wants the recycling plant to employ additional fire prevention measures right away. time for our weather and forecast. >> we have a lot of wind out there now. but it's clearing out the atmosphere so no air quality alerts for today. it should be fresh breathing for everyone. out the door, windy conditions and in fact wind advisories going up in the north and east
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bay hills even along the shoreline in the north bay. could see some gusts upwards of 60 miles per hour over the mountaintops. haven't seen that yet but 30 miles per hour have been seen down below. 22 miles per hour in half moon bay. 16 into san francisco, 12 miles per hour berkeley, 11 miles per hour san rafael. so the winds kicking up outside probably going to strengthen through the middle of the day and subsiding this evening. temperatures this afternoon 50s, cool breezy mostly sunny. 56 pacifica. 59 oakland. 57 concord. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. and out the door we go towards the bay bridge where there is a chp issued wind advisory for the bay bridge and one for the san mateo bridge. no delay approaching the toll plaza. the volume of cars is going down the closer towards christmas.
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nimitz 880 in oakland the main lines of the freeway look good. east of 880 towards the 8th and edes avenue, there was a driver who crashed in a gas station and there are a number of emergency crews out there. 98th and edes remains block. if you use the 98 exit off the freeway find alternates like davis or hegenberger. we don't know how much longer that intersection will be blocked. it is affecting 98th right now. bart on time so far all trains good to go. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thanks, liz. former nba star dennis rodman is back in north korea this morning. this is new video of his arrival in the country overnight. rod man is expected to train north korea's national basketball team during his four- day trip but it comes at a tense time. it was just last week that north korean leader kim jong-un ordered the execution of his powerful uncle, who was accused of trying to overthrow the state. the white house is dealing with
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a diplomatic uproar after a foreign diplomat was arrested and detained. the indian government is upset over the treatment of devyani khobragade who was arrested and strip-searched. india's prime minister called her treatment deplorable. the complex case has put a strain on relations between the u.s. and one of its asian allies. >> she was handcuffed, she was strip-searched, she was put in a cell with other people and treated like an ordinary u.s. citizen charged with a crime! the fact, she isn't an ordinary u.s. citizen! she is a diplomat with immunity! and she should have never been treated this way. >> the state department says that she faces up to 15 years in prison on charges of visa fraud and making false statements. reacting to the report, the indian government removed security barriers outside of the u.s. embassy in new delhi in protest. and a 13-year-old oakland girl declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy remains on life
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support this morning. family and friends held a vigil for jahi mcmath last night. she has been on a ventilator at oakland children's hospital since the surgery last week. her family wants her on life support but experts say it's time to let go. >> we don't treat the dead even when a mom says, please, give me a chance, i want my daughter to somehow come back. death is that end point for treatment. >> for its par, the hospital says it can't say what happened without the family's consent. a gas station owner was robbed at gunpoint in vallejo. look at this surveillance video from yesterday. you will see the robber walk up and grab the owner, who is behind the counter. the owner says the guy showed him his gun, demanded money and handcuffed him and made him lie on the floor. the robber stole money from the register. the owner wasn't hurt. also in vallejo, police say a robber used the drive-through window to get in a mcdonald's at 3 a.m. yesterday.
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once inside, he forced the employees to take off their clothes and get into the freezer. then he emptied the cash registers. the freezer was not locked. the employees got out an hour later. no arrests have been made in either robbery. a woman charged with a deadly high-speed crash in san francisco is due in court this afternoon. 58-year-old jennie zhu was charged this week with manslaughter and reckless driving. 16-year-old kevin san was killed when her car slammed into the minivan at pine and goff streets in september. a woman walks up to a home on lincoln avenue in san jose, picks up a pack and on the doorstep. then she puts it in her bag and walks away with it. the owners of the house say the package was only on the porch for about 20 minutes. san jose police are trying to track her down. there is a new superhero in
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town. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us about a courageous little girl taking on vallejo's super villains. >> reporter: brian, michelle, crime has plagued the city of vallejo and some residents have given up hope but we're hearing reports that there is a little hero that will step up and do big things for the city. step aside, batkid, vallejo has its own superhero. >> he said, wonder woman is a perfect superhero to compare with because we're both fighting for a cause. >> reporter: alejandra's 10- year-old daughter monica has been battling cancer and taking a page from the make-a-wish foundation the city of vallejo will honor their little wonder with a surprise tour of the city. monica entered an essay contest last month made just for her on how a superhero can save vallejo. today she finds out she won. >> somebody who has these struggles that she is going through currently and what a messenger. we are just very excited to hear what she has to say. >> reporter: dressed in a wonder woman t-shirt this wonder girl will read her essay
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here at city hall and at different schools in the district. her mother says her dream is to teach and today the little powerhouse will make her impact on her hometown. >> i'm sure there's a fear about her illness of some sort but she continues to live and fight it and i think that's a message for vallejoans. no matter what happens, we are in it together, not to be fearful and hopeless but hopeful. >> reporter: now, according to the vallejo times-herald, monica was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year and has been in remission and like the superhero she is will continue to fight cancer with chemotherapy until 2015. live in vallejo, back to you in the studio. >> cate, who put all this on? >> reporter: this is a community spearheaded event. it was put on by this organization called vallejo together. and those organizers are asking people here today to show their support by dressing up as their favorite superhero. >> all right. well, it should be great.
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on a bus last month, police trev pulled a gun and a teenager is in jail this morning in seattle after he took on the wrong people on a bus last month. police say that the man pulled a gun, stole cell phones from two passengers. this video shows him trying it again with another man but that victim turned the tables and then a bunch of other passengers joined in, including one of the earlier robbery victims. wow. for the first time in five years, the federal reserve is shifting its policy. here to tell us what happened at the final fed meeting of the year and how it could impacted your bottom line is cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. good morning. what did the fed do? >> reporter: the central bank will reduce its monthly purchases of bonds by a total of $10 billion a month. we are going down to $75
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billion starting in january. the fed noted that both the labor market and the economy have shown improvement that was boosted by household spending and business investment. fed also said further reductions will be based on incoming economic information so it could be more, could be less, could be nothing. >> is this going to affect interest rates in any way, jim, do you know. >> reporter: well, here's the deal. short-term interest rates will stay at 0 to .25%. that is where they have been since december of 2008. but a big difference at this meeting, the fed says it anticipates rates will remain at these rock bottom levels well past the time that unemployment drops below 6.5%. so that essentially means short- term rates will be at 0 all the way through next year. that's bad news if you are saving. >> besides low saving rates, what else does this mean for us. >> reporter: in advance of this decision, interest rates had been creeping up. and that has pushed up the cost
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of mortgages. it has slowed down the housing market a bit. it has not snuffed out the recovery. higher longer term rates means bond prices have dropped so probably in your 401(k) you see those bond positions don't look so good. hopefully you're diversified and own stocks, as well. the stock market soared on the fed announcement because investors think the economy is improving enough to warrant a pull-back but it's not so strong that the fed needs to raise interest rates so it's like a goldilocks scenario. not too hot, not to cold, just right. >> all right. jill schlesinger, thank you. other news, investors apparently are happy to hear the fed's plan to cut back its stimulus efforts next month. dow closed at a record high yesterday, gaining 293 points. hondas and acuras are some of the safest cars on the road according to th institute for highway safety which just released its 2014 picks for top safe vehicles. standards are tougher so only
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39 vehicles made the cut. mazda and volvo and subaru scored height. gm and chrysler were the best among american auto maker. this year's test focused on how the car does in a crash but how well it can avoid an accident. >> a lot of this -- we think as important as it is for a vehicle to protect you in a cracks if it can prevent the crash in the first prays that's even better. >> there are 8 newcomers to the list including the mazda 3, toyota highlander and chevy spark mini car. it's now 5:46 on your thursday morning. let's see what the road ahead looks like. here's elizabeth. >> we'll start off with a live look at the bridges where we have these wind advisories still in effect. one for the san mateo bridge, that's why we're showing you westbound 92. and you can see traffic is still moving at the speed limit though. so be careful driving a high- profile vehicle out of hayward. chp issued a wind advisory this morning on the bay bridge. they issued these early this morning but they are still out there. we checked in with chp. right now no metering lights over at the bay bridge. but obviously, things are
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starting to fill in especially in the cash lanes. the middle ones, the fastrak users still have no delay all the way into san francisco. and by the way, east bay commuters if you're traveling eastbound that's so far looking good on the lower deck heading out of the city. here's some travel times for you. things are starting to fill in now through the livermore valley. that's why it's up to 22 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. the nimitz still looking good clear 15 minutes between 238 and the maze. and no problems yet down the eastshore freeway. 18, 19 minutes carquinez bridge to emeryville. westbound 24 at telegraph light traffic conditions out of the caldecott heading out of orinda towards oakland and the maze. no big delay. overall, we have been seeing less cars on the road the closer we get to christmas. heading out of town for the holiday, good through san bruno, 101, 63 miles per hour right there by the airport. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." weather has been all over the place lately. now we have winds to contend with. >> yeah. winds whipping around the bay
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area this morning. we have seen some gusts over 30 miles per hour already. could be stronger over the mountaintops. low pressure dropping in through the bay area overnight. not bringing us any rain. snow in the high country but as the low sweeps by high pressure building in behind it and now we have gusty winds developing. winds over the mountaintops and blustery down below at times. sunny, cool, breezy. looks like the winds will start to calm down, more sunshine slow warming as we head in toward friday and the weekend. that low dropping in though bringing with it not much- needed rain here in the bay area, just more winds kicking up. then high pressure begins to sneak in behind it and as it does, those winds will calm down toward tomorrow. today out at sfo, going to be mostly sunny no delays there. if you are headed around the country, looks like it will be a little chilly in spots if you are headed toward the eastern half of the united states. about 37 in chicago, maybe some rain there. 45 in new york. 53 degrees partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies in denver
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and about 74 degrees with some showers into houston. well, as we look around the bay area today, we are expecting those highs to be mainly in the 50s, going to feel much cooler though with those winds whipping around. next couple of days, we'll notice some changes though. high pressure builds back in. the winds will calm down and then warmer temperatures for saturday and sunday keeping us dry into christmas day. all right. let's check your schoolcast for today. this is for hammer montessori elementary school in san jose. morning bell cool and breezy. looks like we'll see a lot of sunshine toward the middle of the day. and then breezy afternoon. how about this? as you head out today, you might want to think about nominating your school for a schoolcast. go to sunrise today 7:21, sunset 4:54. that's montessori. just like i said. >> hammer montessori. >> yes. >> just like i said. [ laughter ] >> we understood. we knew where you were going. [ laughter ] >> thanks, guys. >> you did it beautifully. thanks, lawrence. maybe the fourth time is the charge.
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jerry brown's name is being floated for a presidential run in 2016. and his supporters say rightfully so. >> he has done miracles for california in a very short period of time. and i don't think anyone in california particularly cares to lose him. >> it wouldn't be the first time. the governor tried to make a run for the white house in 1976 and 1980 when he challenged incumbent president jimmy carter ran again in '92 taking bill clinton to the wire for the democratic nomination. 60 new affordable housing units are now available in san francisco but as the ribbon was cut, the mayor admitted the city is struggling to keep up with the demand. there are more than 2800 applications for the 60 apartments on natomas street south of market. rents have been soaring. >> we have to look at ways to make our processes more efficient to lower the cost of land, to lower the other costs so developers can bring in, and we have to look at potentially subsidizing middle income
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housing, as well. >> san francisco's projected to need as many as 100,000 new housing units over the next 25 years. christmas came early this year for four bay area families. >> each of them with a need. mike's auto body in antioch gave each one a rebuilt car. one woman had to declare bankruptcy while her husband was serving in afghanistan. another has twin 15-year-old boys with special needs. and the auto shop owner started this tradition 13 years ago. and he has just kept it going through good times and bad. >> i feel proud that we were able to be a part of this and be able to help out with this. >> isn't that nice of him? mike rose says they have given away more than 40 cars through the years and the search is already on for next year's cars. time now is 5:51. the touching way a dad is keeping the memory of his late wife alive. >> and bad news for yogurt lovers. why one big grocery chain says it won't sell chobani anymore. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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with a dozen cookies baked in-restaurant. the kfc festive feast. that's a lot for just $19.99! today tastes so good. wind advisory in the bay area. some gusts at the mountaintops. maybe as high as 60 miles per hour. more on your weather coming up. >> and checking the ride into san francisco right now, we have a live look near the 101 and 280 interchange. headlights are moving northbound into the city. a full "kcbs traffic report" coming up. a cincinnati dad is keeping the memory of his wife alive by recreating their wedding pictures with his daughter. ben nunnery lost his wife to cancer in 2011. they bought their first home the day before the wedding. that's where they would take
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their pictures on their big day. ben is now moving out but before he did, he wanted to make one final memory. >> i wanted a way to say good- bye to the house and something that we all could look at and especially olivia could look at as she gets older. >> his sister-in-law took the photos of ben and his daughter. and she also took the couple's wedding day pictures. well, popular greek yogurt is about to disappear from whole foods. they are going to stop selling chobani next year. instead, whole foods says it will sell smaller more exclusive brands that are organic and don't contain gmos. chobani had chosen a different business model. they make $8 billion a year in the u.s. market. the latest high-tech apple toy comes out today. it's their top of the line desktop and high-end users were afraid that apple would never upgrade the mac pro. but they finally did.
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doesn't look like a traditional computer. it's a silver and black cylinder, i'll bet it doesn't have a dvd drive. it stands less than 10" tall. the mac pro is meant for high power users like designers and videographers, cinema industry. and the new model is about three times faster than the previous one. and it starts at a mere $3,000. believe it or not, there is a new snafu when it comes to bart's union contracts. coming up next, the second proofreading mistake that threatens labor peace on the rail lines. >> reporter: and millions of credit cards have been stolen from target. if you shop in the store in the past couple of weeks, you might want to check your bank account. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ anthony ] i use the explorer card to earn miles in order to go visit my family, which means a lot to me. it shows that she is fighting the battle and she is fighting the battle for herself and being a good citizen. >> move over batkid, meet wonder girl. today a vallejo girl will take on crime-fighting in the city. >> your address, your date of birth, your social security number.
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so once they access that, it's very easy for them to open up other credit cards or gift cards. >> the secret service is investigating a major security breach that could affect millions of people who shopped at a target since black friday. >> bart managers and union leaders go back to the bargaining table today to argue over two contract glimpse. -- glitches. six weeks paid family leave for bart workers and a start date. >> people get a large windfall lose it after two to three years. >> somewhere in san jose is the winner of the second largest jackpot in u.s. history. but the identity of the new millionaire is still a mystery. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald . good morning. it's thursday, december 19. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this morning. it's time to get a look at traffic and weather. -- some developing news right now at 6:00. a car crashed into a gas


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